A man in China has had a live cockroach removed from deep inside his ear after it crawled inside while he was asleep. The cockroach reportedly got stuck in his ear for six hours.
Doctor had to break the moving insect into small pieces before removing it from the man’s ear canal last Friday.
The patient, 52, claimed the bug crawled into him while he was sleeping.
The patient from China Guangdong Province, known as Mr Li, told an ear, nose and throat doctor at Pingshan Hospital in Shenzhen that he felt discomfort in his ear at around 3am in on June 15, reported Shenzhen News.
However, Mr Li did not go to the hospital until he felt sharp pain when he woke up six hours later.
The doctor found a live cockroach burrowing deep in Mr Li’s ear under an otoscope scan.
The doctor decided to cut the live cockroach into small pieces before removing it from Mr Li’s ear canal.
‘It’s still alive, still moving,’ the female doctor can be heard saying in a video after the bug was extracted from the patient.
The doctor then disinfected Mr Li’s ear canal with alcohol in case the cockroach had managed to lay eggs inside.